This conference will be valuable for anyone concerned with young people’s wellbeing in ‘learning to be’ and ‘learning to live together’.
Delegates will be teachers, school leaders, counsellors, psychologists, community leaders, Circle trainers and schools, parents, and policy-makers.
There will be a mix of thought-provoking keynote presentations and symposia, alongside interactive workshops and plenty of opportunities to meet with others who share your passion for the authentic wellbeing of all young people.
Megan Mitchell, National Children’s Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission, on SEL and children’s rights
Associate Professor Erica Frydenberg, co-editor of Social and Emotional Learning in Australia and the Asia-Pacific, talking about coping and resilience
Dr Helen Street, founder of the Positive Schools conferences, on the importance of context
Dr Brenda Dobia, co-author for KidsMatter of Promoting the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Indigenous Children in Australian Primary Schools, raising issues of respect for indigenous culture
Associate Professor Sue Roffey, founder of Wellbeing Australia and creator of Circle Solutions, on teaching shared humanity
Kerry Bird, Personal and Social Development project officer for Brisbane Catholic Education, on relationships and sexuality education: much more than just lessons
- Dr Denise Quinlan on strengths-based approaches in schools
- Marg Thorsborne on Circles and restorative practices
- Sam Kourakis on Circles in the early years
- plus 17 more workshops and symposia led by practitioners, school leaders and suppliers of resources such as St Luke’s Innovative Resources, Quirky Kid, Theragames